Have you ever looked at a metal can or cup and wondered how it was formed? Deep drawing is a sheet metal forming process used to fabricate many common items such as cans, cups, eyelets, and sleeves. Flat material – typically a metal disk or blank – is pushed into a cavity, deforming the material into the desired shape of a cup, can or bowl.

Deep Draw Forming Process

Deep Draw Stamping

This forming process is a fast, efficient, and accurate method to produce a large quantity of strong and seamless deep-drawn parts. Below are some examples of common items made from deep drawing that is used in a variety of industries.


Deep drawn cups are cylinders that are closed on one end and open on the other, with or without a flange on the open end. Deep drawn cups are used for storage or deep drawn shrouds for parts. Some examples include:

• Air Bag Cups
• Sensor Cups
• Battery Cups
• Cartridge Cups
• Damper Cups
• Copper Cups
• Armature Cups
• Caster Cups
• Shell Cups

• Bearing Cups
• Regulator Cups
• Injector Cups
• Steel Cups
• Stainless Steel Cups
• Aluminum Cups
• Brass Cups
• Bronze Cups

Steel Cup


Often found in small motors, medical lamps and hand tools, deep drawn cans are shells that can have a closed or open bottom. Typical examples include:

  • Aerosol Cans
  • Deep Drawn Seamless Cans
  • Brass Cans
  • Transistor Cans
  • Deep Drawn Cans
  • Battery Cans
  • Steel Cans
  • Copper Cans
  • Deep Drawn Aluminum Cans
  • Stainless Steel Cans
  • Bronze Cans
  • Capacitor Cans
Aerosol Cans


Deep drawn eyelets are open-ended on both sides but can have flared or flanged ends. Deep drawn eyelets are commonly found in the medical, appliance, and consumer industries. Examples include:

  • Aluminum Eyelets
  • Brass Eyelets
  • Stainless Steel Eyelets
  • Electronic Eyelets
  • Nickel Eyelets
  • Special Eyelets
  • Steel Eyelets
  • High Volume Eyelets
  • Nickel Alloy Eyelets
  • Bronze Eyelets
  • Copper Eyelets
  • Metal Eyelets

Stainless Steel Precision Coiled Strip for Your Deep Draw Stamping Applications

Rolled Metal Products is a specialist supplier of deep draw stainless steel coil for the most demanding drawn components. Deep draw annealed grades we supply include 302, 304, 304-L, 305, 309, 310, 316-L, 409UF®, 430, and others as requested.

We maintain modern slitting equipment to quickly and efficiently process master coils to your required slit widths and can also create stocking programs to assure continuous supply to your on-going programs. Our experienced sales representatives are ready to respond to your inquires quickly and accurately – contact us today.